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Shakira gives birth: Gerard Piqué teases fans on Twitter as he announces arrival of baby boy

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Shakira’s footballer boyfriend Gerard Piqué has confused fans over whether or not they have actually become parents with a series of tweets.

It appeared Gerard Piqué was announcing the birth of their son on his Twitter page in the early hours of Friday morning.

However, many suspect his announcement is simply a joke for Dia de los Innocentes (Day of the Holy Innocents) – Spain’s equivalent of April Fool’s Day.

Writing in Spanish in the early hours of Friday, he said: “Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages!”

However, later on Thursday, Gerard Piqué, 25, wrote: “It has a name! His name is Innocent! Happy Holy Innocents Day to all!”

Shakira, 35, herself did not confirm the news, fuelling speculation that her baby is still in utero.

Shakira’s footballer boyfriend Gerard Piqué has confused fans over whether or not they have actually become parents with a series of tweets

Shakira’s footballer boyfriend Gerard Piqué has confused fans over whether or not they have actually become parents with a series of tweets

Only days before Christmas, Shakira was pictured looking heavily pregnant shopping for gifts in Barcelona.

Shakira is thought to have been due to give birth early next month.


This is the first child for Shakira, who emerged on the Colombian and Latin America music scene in the 1990s before making it big among the English-speaking crowd in the U.S. and Europe in the early Noughties.
Shakira announced the pregnancy in mid-September on her blog.